Grace Lavone Holdren, the daughter of Henry J. and Pearl (Wilson) Holker, was born July 17, 1923, in Hopkins, Missouri. Lavone entered eternal rest Monday, November 12, 2018, at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa, at the age of ninety-five years.
Lavone graduated from Bedford High School, Bedford, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Robert D. Holdren on July 5, 1951 in Bentonville, Arkansas. They resided in Adams County their entire lives. Lavone began working at the Hy-Vee Grocery Store in 1959 and would work there for 26 years, until her retirement.
Lavone was a member of the Business Professional Women’s Group and was a former member of the Fairview Church. She enjoyed crocheting and reading. Her greatest joy in life was her family whom she loved spending time with. Lavone was especially proud of her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Lavone’s memory are her children: Connie Larson, Corning, Iowa; Debbie (Mike) Campbell, Branson, Missouri; Randy (Margaret) Holdren, Maxwell, Iowa; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister: Belva Dean (Robert E) Day, Mountain Home, Arkansas; Delores (Jack) Hill, Corning, Iowa; Cheryle (Carl) Head, Rogers, Arkansas; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Lavone in death were her parents: husband Robert in 2005; three sisters: Darlene Cross; Lola Johnston; Carol Fleming; brother: Doyle Holker; daughter-in-law: Debbie Holdren; son-in-law: Eddie Larson.